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    Question Phrasal verb

    Hi all,
    Would anyone please tell me what this phrasal verb means?

    Garry was offered the job but he turned it down.

    Thanks alot.

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    Default Re: Phrasal verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Radman View Post
    Hi all,
    Would anyone please tell me what this phrasal verb means?

    Garry was offered the job but he turned it down.

    Thanks alot.
    turn down - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.


    turn someone down
    to issue a refusal to someone. We had to turn Joan down, even though her proposal was okay. We turned down Joan, even though her credentials were good.
    See also: turn
    turn something down
    1. to bend or fold something down. He turned his coat collar down when he got inside the house. Timmy had turned down his cuffs and caught one of them in his bicycle chain.
    2. to decrease the volume of something. Please turn the radio down. Can't you turn down that stereo?
    3. to reject something; to deny someone's request. The board turned our request down. She had turned down John's offer of help, too.

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